Period
to 15 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for IPsec skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IPsec over the 6 months to 15 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
UK
6 months to
15 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 611 580 508
Rank change year-on-year -31 -72 +53
Contract jobs citing IPsec 255 283 412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.30% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.89% 1.93% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 180 247
UK median daily rate £385 £455 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.38% +7.06% +22.39%
10th Percentile £269 £300 £306
90th Percentile £550 £570 £554
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £406 £400
% change year-on-year -13.85% +1.56% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 20
UK median hourly rate £44.60 £30.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.65% -30.23% +43.33%
10th Percentile £42.26 £21.79 £12.93
90th Percentile £48.73 £37.68 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £20.37 £47.83
% change year-on-year +118.49% -57.42% +12.54%

IPsec is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13,466 14,655 15,243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.55% 15.29% 14.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,310 8,881 8,824
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £181 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 675 742 932
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +4.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.47 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £49.19 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.38
% change year-on-year -15.56% +5.26% -4.68%

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing IPsec as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IPsec.

Contractor daily rate trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IPsec over the 6 months to 15 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the UK over the 6 months to 15 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -49 232 £400 -14.53% 70
UK excluding London +18 144 £350 -13.85% 38
London -58 99 £425 -10.53% 33
South East -11 53 £425 -10.53% 15
Midlands +41 34 £288 +4.55% 1
East Midlands +20 24 £280 -
East of England -12 21 £363 +8.21% 4
South West +11 16 £370 -0.34% 5
West Midlands +15 10 £419 +52.27% 1
North of England +3 9 £350 -30.00% 12
Scotland -15 7 £300 -6.25% 1
North West +3 5 £378 -28.10% 6
Wales +1 4 £350 +9.38%
Yorkshire -9 4 £300 -20.00% 6

For the 6 months to 15 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing IPsec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for IPsec.

1 146 (57.25%) Firewall
2 144 (56.47%) Cisco
3 134 (52.55%) VPN
4 113 (44.31%) DNS
5 102 (40.00%) TCP/IP
6 97 (38.04%) SSL
7 90 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
8 86 (33.73%) BGP
9 84 (32.94%) MPLS
10 78 (30.59%) Network Security
11 72 (28.24%) CCNP
12 71 (27.84%) OSPF
13 68 (26.67%) Microsoft
13 68 (26.67%) Data Centre
14 67 (26.27%) DHCP
15 65 (25.49%) WAN
15 65 (25.49%) Linux
16 62 (24.31%) PKI
17 59 (23.14%) Active Directory
18 57 (22.35%) Juniper
19 56 (21.96%) Windows
19 56 (21.96%) VMware
20 52 (20.39%) HTTP
21 51 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
22 47 (18.43%) Wireless
23 46 (18.04%) CheckPoint
23 46 (18.04%) Cisco Nexus
24 45 (17.65%) LAN
24 45 (17.65%) Windows Server
25 44 (17.25%) VMware Infrastructure

IPsec
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (7.84%) Apache
2 19 (7.45%) nginx
3 14 (5.49%) IIS
3 14 (5.49%) Tomcat
3 14 (5.49%) WebSphere
4 13 (5.10%) Skype for Business
5 12 (4.71%) Jetty
5 12 (4.71%) Mongrel
5 12 (4.71%) MS Exchange
6 8 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (2.75%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.57%) MQSeries
9 3 (1.18%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.78%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.39%) Confluence
11 1 (0.39%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 10 (3.92%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (3.53%) MS Visio
3 6 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 37 (14.51%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (7.06%) Amazon EC2
3 16 (6.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (5.10%) Google App Engine
4 13 (5.10%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (3.53%) Amazon S3
5 9 (3.53%) Route 53
5 9 (3.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 6 (2.35%) Office 365
6 6 (2.35%) PaaS
7 4 (1.57%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 4 (1.57%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 4 (1.57%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.57%) IaaS
7 4 (1.57%) SaaS
7 4 (1.57%) Serverless
8 3 (1.18%) Akamai
8 3 (1.18%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 146 (57.25%) Firewall
2 134 (52.55%) VPN
3 113 (44.31%) DNS
4 102 (40.00%) TCP/IP
5 97 (38.04%) SSL
6 86 (33.73%) BGP
7 84 (32.94%) MPLS
8 78 (30.59%) Network Security
9 71 (27.84%) OSPF
10 67 (26.27%) DHCP
11 65 (25.49%) WAN
12 52 (20.39%) HTTP
13 51 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
14 47 (18.43%) Wireless
15 46 (18.04%) Cisco Nexus
16 45 (17.65%) LAN
17 39 (15.29%) FTP
18 36 (14.12%) LDAP
19 35 (13.73%) HSRP
20 33 (12.94%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.10%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.53%) MySQL
2 9 (3.53%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (2.75%) MongoDB
4 6 (2.35%) NoSQL
5 5 (1.96%) RDBMS
5 5 (1.96%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.57%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.39%) DB2
9 1 (0.39%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 18 (7.06%) Jenkins
2 17 (6.67%) Travis CI
3 7 (2.75%) Git (software)
4 6 (2.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 5 (1.96%) JIRA
5 5 (1.96%) Subversion
6 1 (0.39%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.39%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.39%) Vagrant
General
1 34 (13.33%) Finance
2 32 (12.55%) Telecoms
3 16 (6.27%) Banking
4 7 (2.75%) Retail
5 5 (1.96%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.18%) Electronics
6 3 (1.18%) Law
6 3 (1.18%) Legal
7 2 (0.78%) Marketing
7 2 (0.78%) Military
7 2 (0.78%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.39%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.39%) Billing
8 1 (0.39%) Games
8 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.39%) Online Betting
8 1 (0.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 91 (35.69%) Network Engineer
2 30 (11.76%) Architect
3 25 (9.80%) Cisco Engineer
4 24 (9.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 23 (9.02%) Security Engineer
6 22 (8.63%) Analyst
7 21 (8.24%) Network Security Engineer
8 20 (7.84%) DevOps Engineer
9 13 (5.10%) Active Directory Specialist
9 13 (5.10%) Security Specialist
10 12 (4.71%) Network Specialist
11 11 (4.31%) Network Security Specialist
11 11 (4.31%) Security Architect
12 10 (3.92%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 10 (3.92%) Lead Network Engineer
13 9 (3.53%) 3rd Line Support
13 9 (3.53%) Senior Network Engineer
13 9 (3.53%) Telecoms Engineer
14 8 (3.14%) Network Analyst
14 8 (3.14%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (8.24%) 802.1X
2 16 (6.27%) .NET
3 15 (5.88%) J2EE
4 13 (5.10%) Web Services
5 12 (4.71%) Servlets
6 4 (1.57%) JTAPI
6 4 (1.57%) RFC 2833
6 4 (1.57%) TAPI
7 3 (1.18%) CGI
7 3 (1.18%) Rendezvous
8 2 (0.78%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (0.78%) REST
8 2 (0.78%) SOAP
9 1 (0.39%) CSS
9 1 (0.39%) CSS3
9 1 (0.39%) HTML
9 1 (0.39%) Java EE
9 1 (0.39%) jQuery
9 1 (0.39%) JSON
9 1 (0.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 68 (26.67%) Data Centre
2 62 (24.31%) PKI
3 16 (6.27%) Computer Science
4 11 (4.31%) Public Cloud
5 10 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.92%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.92%) Replication
6 6 (2.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 6 (2.35%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (1.96%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.57%) Security Operations Centre
8 4 (1.57%) Smart Meter
9 3 (1.18%) Clustering
10 2 (0.78%) Cyberattack
10 2 (0.78%) FMCG
10 2 (0.78%) iPad
10 2 (0.78%) RSA SecurID
11 1 (0.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.39%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.39%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 65 (25.49%) Linux
2 56 (21.96%) Windows
3 45 (17.65%) Windows Server
4 37 (14.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (9.02%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (6.27%) Unix
7 12 (4.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (3.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (2.35%) CentOS
10 4 (1.57%) Debian
10 4 (1.57%) Fedora
10 4 (1.57%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.78%) CatOS
11 2 (0.78%) FreeBSD
11 2 (0.78%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.39%) Check Point GAiA
12 1 (0.39%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.39%) Solaris
12 1 (0.39%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (15.69%) Configuration Management
2 37 (14.51%) Load Balancing
2 37 (14.51%) Server Virtualisation
3 33 (12.94%) ITIL
4 29 (11.37%) DevOps
5 24 (9.41%) Migration
5 24 (9.41%) Network Design
6 22 (8.63%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (8.63%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (8.63%) Open Source
7 19 (7.45%) Change Management
7 19 (7.45%) Incident Management
7 19 (7.45%) Kalman Filter
8 17 (6.67%) Security Architecture
9 16 (6.27%) Test Automation
10 13 (5.10%) Cryptography
10 13 (5.10%) Information Security
11 11 (4.31%) Cybersecurity
11 11 (4.31%) Network Monitoring
11 11 (4.31%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 32 (12.55%) Java
2 26 (10.20%) Bash Shell
2 26 (10.20%) Python
3 25 (9.80%) PowerShell
4 19 (7.45%) Perl
5 14 (5.49%) SQL
6 12 (4.71%) C-shell
6 12 (4.71%) Korn
7 10 (3.92%) Ruby
8 6 (2.35%) C
9 3 (1.18%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.78%) Go
11 1 (0.39%) C++
11 1 (0.39%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.39%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 90 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
2 72 (28.24%) CCNP
3 34 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 32 (12.55%) CCNA
5 29 (11.37%) CCIE
6 17 (6.67%) Degree
7 16 (6.27%) SC Cleared
8 14 (5.49%) MCSE
8 14 (5.49%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (5.10%) CISSP
10 12 (4.71%) DV Cleared
11 7 (2.75%) CCDP
12 5 (1.96%) GIAC
12 5 (1.96%) JNCIA
13 4 (1.57%) CCDA
13 4 (1.57%) CWNA
13 4 (1.57%) HP ASE
13 4 (1.57%) HPE ATP
14 3 (1.18%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 3 (1.18%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.35%) PCI DSS
2 6 (2.35%) SLA
3 5 (1.96%) FIPS 140-2
4 4 (1.57%) PA-DSS
5 3 (1.18%) GDPR
5 3 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.78%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.39%) ECSS
System Software
1 59 (23.14%) Active Directory
2 44 (17.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (5.88%) Hyper-V
3 15 (5.88%) NFS
4 14 (5.49%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (5.49%) Xen
5 13 (5.10%) iptables
6 11 (4.31%) vSphere
7 9 (3.53%) DFS Replication
8 8 (3.14%) BitLocker
8 8 (3.14%) Terminal Services
8 8 (3.14%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (1.96%) pfSense
10 4 (1.57%) Docker
10 4 (1.57%) Openswan
10 4 (1.57%) Samba
10 4 (1.57%) XenServer
11 3 (1.18%) IAG
12 2 (0.78%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.78%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 28 (10.98%) Puppet
2 13 (5.10%) Nagios
2 13 (5.10%) vCenter Server
3 11 (4.31%) Terraform
4 10 (3.92%) QRadar
5 9 (3.53%) SCCM
5 9 (3.53%) SELinux
6 8 (3.14%) McAfee ePO
6 8 (3.14%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (2.75%) Cisco CUCM
8 5 (1.96%) Ansible
8 5 (1.96%) CA Spectrum
8 5 (1.96%) Cacti
9 4 (1.57%) FortiGate
9 4 (1.57%) SCOM
9 4 (1.57%) Stealthwatch
10 3 (1.18%) Cisco IPCC
10 3 (1.18%) Nessus
10 3 (1.18%) OpenView
11 2 (0.78%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 144 (56.47%) Cisco
2 68 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 57 (22.35%) Juniper
4 56 (21.96%) VMware
5 46 (18.04%) CheckPoint
6 42 (16.47%) HP
7 39 (15.29%) Palo Alto
8 34 (13.33%) F5
9 19 (7.45%) NetApp
10 18 (7.06%) SolarWinds
11 15 (5.88%) BT
12 14 (5.49%) Citrix
12 14 (5.49%) Red Hat
12 14 (5.49%) Riverbed
13 13 (5.10%) Fortinet
13 13 (5.10%) Google
14 12 (4.71%) McAfee
15 11 (4.31%) Arista
16 8 (3.14%) Extreme Networks
16 8 (3.14%) Huawei